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Eine transformative 50-Millionen-Dollar-Spende von Kenneth C. Griffin, um Sylvesters Forschungspräsenz zu stärken

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Today, the University of Miami announced a transformative donation of $50 million from Kenneth C. Griffin, Founder and CEO of Citadel and Griffin Catalyst, to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine. The donation will double Sylvester’s research presence, accelerate efforts in developing new therapies, improve patient care, and expand access to clinical trials in a new 12-story, 23,000 square meter facility set to open in 2025.

In recognition of the donation, part of the University’s $2.5 billion „Ever Brighter“ fundraising campaign, the facility will be named the „Kenneth C. Griffin Cancer Research Building.“

This groundbreaking donation advances our comprehensive efforts in cancer research. By co-locating laboratory scientists and clinicians, we can fulfill the promise of precision medicine and enable more families in the region to benefit from novel life-saving treatments. This building demonstrates Sylvester’s commitment to our community and its dedication to reducing the cancer burden in our nation.


Dr. Stephen D. Nimer, Director of Sylvester, Oscar de la Renta Foundation Chair in Cancer Research, and Executive Dean for Research at the Miller School

„Sylvester’s team of physicians, scientists, and medical staff is at the forefront of our community’s efforts to defeat cancer,“ said Griffin. „It is an honor to support the transformative work of these incredible individuals in discovering, developing, and delivering life-saving treatments to those affected by this disease in South Florida and beyond.“

As one of the nation’s leading philanthropists, Griffin has long been committed to pushing the boundaries of science and medicine to advance progress and improve lives. His efforts have included significant contributions to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. This donation is Griffin’s largest philanthropic gift in Florida to date and ranks among the top ten philanthropic gifts in the healthcare sector in Florida over the past decade.

“Over 12,000 families in Miami-Dade County are diagnosed with cancer each year,“ noted Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava, who was involved in the announcement. „We are grateful for Ken Griffin’s generous support, ensuring our county has the necessary resources to lead the nation in the fight against cancer.“

Stuart A. Miller, Chairman of the University of Miami Health System, emphasized the importance of Griffin’s commitment to a thriving South Florida.

„Great communities are defined by the dedication and enthusiastic support of those who drive excellence and success,“ said Miller. „The name Ken Griffin has become synonymous with philanthropic leadership that creates value in the communities where he operates. Miami is privileged and fortunate to now call Ken Griffin one of us.“

The new building comes at a time when Sylvester, currently one of only 72 cancer centers nationwide to hold this designation, is renewing its coveted NCI status. Its design will advance innovative research to develop new therapies and expand ongoing clinical trials, featuring elements such as a focus on whole-body well-being and state-of-the-art equipment.

„This building cements Miami in the national narrative of excellence in healthcare and accelerates our path to more cancer cures,“ added Dr. Dipen Parekh, Chief Operating Officer of the University of Miami Health System.

„Ken Griffin has an amazing track record of impactful and meaningful donations,“ concluded Julio Frenk, President of the University of Miami, also a physician. „The fight against cancer requires a team approach, and this building will bring warriors – scientists, clinicians, and patients – together to provide inspiration and hope.“

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Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

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